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Linville Falls is located on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Trails lead to views of both the upper and lower falls. Forests offer virgin hemlock mixed with other familiar trees such as white pine, oaks, hickory, and birch. A colorful and varied display of wildflowers decorates the trails in the spring. Red and golden leaves in fall beautifully contrast with the soothing green of hemlocks.

Had a surprisingly warm day in January after hitting lows in the teens earlier in the week. That, plus dense fog early in the morning meant the trail was absolutely empty when I'd arrived which was fantastic. Great trail down to the gorge. Footing gets a little tricky over the rocks at times and it was a bit slippery because of the melted snow, but it wasn't anything too crazy. Beautiful views at the end. Quiet, peaceful, and gorgeous. I would highly recommend it if you're ever in the area.

Nice trail not too long but spectacular view at the overlook

lots of people beautiful views. several trail options

great track, easy enough for kids.. was enjoyable even in the snow

A great hike and would recommend there more roots in the trail than most so be carefully. Did the loop trail starting behind the sign In parking area Beautiful water falls.

1 month ago

We did this Trail with my 5 year old in our group. It wasn't overly difficult and has some parts near the waterfalls and pools where you can explore further if you choose to climb a bit. Everything was clearly marked and the views from the lower falls were worth the hike so make sure you walk to the bottom as well. This is one of the better waterfall hikes I have done in the area. In the summertime the pools are fun to swim in and slide down the rocks. More of a summer play area but we have done it in the winter and just seeing the falls was fun for everyone.

An old favorite. Much less busy than Erwin's view or the upper falls overlook, and much more peaceful. Can be strenuous coming back up but it's definitely worth the hike to be so close to the falls.

Gorgeous hike. Beautiful Falls cascading over creek. Easy hike.

Mostly easy trail. Great views. Can be crowded but it's worth it

2 months ago

Fairly easy hike to some great falls, Beautiful views of the falls. Have hiked this trail many times.

Hiked in off the Forest Service gravel Road that connects to 183. Very nice wide 1/2 mile trail down to the first section of the falls. This is an easy hike for all ages, lots of huge boulders down near the falls. I think most people access from the Parkway

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

Great for the views. Heavily trafficked but easy hiking. If you are there during busy season arrive early in the day to avoid parking issues and then continue up the mountain by car to do one or two other trails.

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2 months ago

great trail. The view at the end is well worth it.

This trail can be deceiving because going in is very easy. Getting it is all elevation gain. The view from the tower is nice and there is a great view half way down the trail.